The applications in the Machines module provide the ability to quickly see current machine status and open incidents, access detailed machine performance and diagnostic data in the Health applications, and to create monitors and notifications that can notify the appropriate person should an incident occur. All of these functions are accessed through the All Machines and the individual machine Overview pages.
All Machines Overview
Click on Machines in the main MachineMetrics application menu to open the All Machines page as shown in the following figure.
The All Machines page provides the following information:
- Total number of machines by state
- Machine summary
- Machine search and sort tools
- Access to machine configuration settings
- Access to individual machine overview pages
Total Number of Machines By State
The top left of the All Machines page displays the total number of machines in the environment and the total number currently in each machine state.
The possible machine states that may display in this area include:
- Not Reporting
The icons, text and numeric totals are actively updated with changes of machine states in the environment. If no machines in the environment are currently in a particular state, the icon and text for that state will not display.
Filtering Machines by State
Each state displayed also functions as a filter that can be clicked to hide or display the machines in that state. The following figure shows an example of an All Machines page with only the machines in the Fault state displayed:
Each machine in the All Machines page has its own section of the page that displays the following:
- Machine image area
- Machine name, make and model
- Machine current state indicator
- Open incidents area
- Ellipse menu (---) to access additional machine pages
Machine Image Area
The machine image area is used to display a photographic or other graphic image representing the machine. Typically the machine image is put in place as part of the initial setup of your MachineMetrics environment. This image can be changed in the Overview page for the machine.
The machine name, make and model display next to the machine image. These are set during the initial installation and integration of MachineMetrics with your environment. All of these settings can be viewed and changed in the Machines system configuration page, which can be accessed using the Manage Machines button.
IMPORTANT! Changes made to the machine name should be done in accordance with the machine naming conventions and requirements of your environment. Changes should not be made to the machine make and model without consulting your MachineMetrics Customer Success Manager or technical team.
Open Incidents Area
Whether or not a machine has any open incidents
Machine Search and Sort
Search and sort tools for managing the machine page view
Accessing Machine Configuration Settings
Clicking the Manage Machines button in the top right corner of the All Machines page opens the Machines page that allows you to access and manage the machine system configuration settings of all machines in the environment. See Machine Settings for an explanation of the information and capabilities provided by this page.
Accessing the Individual Machine Overview
Click on any machine in the All Machines overview page to see the Overview page for that machine. See Using the Individual Machine Overview for an explanation of the information and capabilities provided by this page.